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A serious lung complication for a small group of juvenile arthritis patients is causing concern for both Cincinnati Children's Hospital researchers and the families of patients.

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Increasingly, sickle cell anemia patients in the U.S. are moving away from blood transfusions and instead using a medicine called Hydroxyurea to control their disease and eliminate the symptoms. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers are perfecting a technique that determines the correct dosage for each patient in one day.

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Cincinnati Children's is partnering with the Swiss company Roivant on a new venture called Aruvant Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on innovative gene therapies for hematological conditions such as sickle cell disease. Terms of the deal aren't disclosed in the news release, however, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports it's the hospital's biggest commercialization deal ever.

How Avondale Improved Its Infant Mortality Rate

Jun 14, 2018
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In 2013, Bethesda Inc.'s grant-making initiative, bi3, awarded a $3.2 million, three-year grant to a first-ever collaboration between Every Child Succeeds, Cincinnati Children’s and TriHealth to tackle infant mortality rates in Hamilton County – one of the highest in the country.   

How Untreated Hearing Loss Impacts Overall Health

Nov 29, 2017
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More than 40 million American adults up to age 69 have trouble hearing according to the National Institutes of Health NIH. Yet fewer than 30 percent have used a hearing device by age 70. Studies now show hearing loss as a risk factor for developing dementia, and it is found to contribute to feelings of isolation and depression.

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When a child suffers a head injury, it's not only frightening for parents, it can be challenging for doctors to diagnose whether the injury is a concussion. It is important for parents to know the symptoms, when to seek treatment and how much time a child will need to make a full recovery from a concussion.

How Local Colleges Are Helping Fight Heroin

Nov 7, 2017
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This Friday, November 10, Northern Kentucky University will host the inaugural conference of the Ohio River Valley Addiction Research Consortium (ORVARC). The conference will focus on evidence-based research on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

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A study involving more than 50,000 women could lead to new ways to prevent the leading cause of death worldwide for children under five years old.

May We Help

For the past five years volunteers with the Go Baby Go program have been adapting motorized toy cars to help toddlers with mobility challenges get moving.